Archive For November 29, 2016

What is the red card in the asylum procedure in Spain

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What is the red card in the asylum procedure in Spain

We explain what is known as the red card in the asylum procedure, its requirements and benefits The white card, a first step The asylum process begins with requesting an appointment before the corresponding office. At the end of the appointment, they issue you a document, known as a white card, stating that you have…

Financial requirements to obtain the community family card

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Financial requirements to obtain the community family card

We clarify the doubts about what resources should be demonstrated to obtain the community family card. In accordance with Spanish and European regulations, a community citizen (that is, a citizen of a country member of the European Union) who resides in Spain for more than 3 months is entitled to have their family members live…

Homologate foreign university degrees in Spain: everything you need to know

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Homologate foreign university degrees in Spain: everything you need to know

We explain the scheme to approve foreign university degrees in Spain and we clarify the differences with equivalence and validation. The Royal Decree 967/2014, of November 21, distinguishes two concepts: homologate university degrees and ask for the equivalence of university degrees, whose difference must be very clear. The homologation is for the so-called regulated professions,…

All you need to know about the Spanish NIE

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All you need to know about the Spanish NIE

There has always been a confusion between the Spanish NIE (Número de Identificación de Extranjero, that is, the Foreinger Identification Number) and other documents such as the certificate of registration of a European Union’s Citizen, the UE family member’s card, or the foreigner’s residence and work permits, for instance. So it is crucial to clearly…

What to do if they deny the renewal of the residence permit in Spain

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What to do if they deny the renewal of the residence permit in Spain

We explain some reasons why you can be denied the renewal of the residence permit and what to do in those cases. Many people are entrusted with having obtained an initial residence permit in Spain, forgetting that they must renew it every year. In fact, sometimes stricter requirements than at the beginning have to be…

Work in black: what it is and what are its risks

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Work in black: what it is and what are its risks

The term black work is often used in different contexts. We explain below what it is and what are its effects. Work in black: what is it Also known as working in B, and as the characteristic element of the so-called submerged economy, work in black means, in the case of an employment relationship (in…

What to do if you are denied Spanish nationality?

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What to do if you are denied Spanish nationality?

Undoubtedly, Royal Decree 1004/2015 unified criteria for the granting of Spanish nationality by residence and indicates the steps to apply for it online. However, the truth is that a significant number of requests processed under the previous regime are being denied. Below we explain in a simple way what to do if you are denied…

How to check the validity of the Apostille of the Hague

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How to check the validity of the Apostille of the Hague

Is it possible to confirm the signature of the official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs who issues the so-called Apostille of the Hague? Before, it is necessary to clarify certain concepts. How to check the validity of the Apostille of the Hague: types of signatures 1- First, we must bear in mind that the…

How to create a company in Spain

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How to create a company in Spain

One of the possibilities for a foreigner who wants to emigrate to Spain to obtain a residence and work permit is to establish a company or business. Of course, this must meet certain requirements, in terms of job creation, investment, and so on. But how difficult is the bureaucratic process of creating a company in…

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